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morris. >>> the other big story today, the casey anthony murder trial. after more than a month of testimony, the defense has delivered its closing arguments. today, the prosecution gives its rebuttal and jurors are expected to begin deliberations. jessica stone has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the jury is set to make the decision about whether or not 25-year-old casey anthony is guilty of the murder of her #- year-old daughter that, coming after the -- her 2-year-old daughter, that coming after the prosecution gets a chance to rebut the defense team's closing arguments. prosecutors and defense attorneys went toe to toe on sunday. >> he died because her mother decided the life she wanted was more important. this murder was premeditated and the defendant is guilty. >> this prosecution would raise the level of desperation to make up for that you are lack of evidence. >> reporter: the state called casey anthony a liar who murdered her daughter caylee. maria heal says the prosecutor was methodical and succinct in his close arguments. >> he came right out of the box and tal
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i don't want to be on
us, be prepared to be patient. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robby matthew and his wife grabeled with a map trying to plan their fourth of july. >> we have to figure out what we have to do and what time to be there. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the concert and parade and fireworks. >> please take public transportation if at all possible. >> reporter: officials say don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> crowds, the metro, getting back on is always absolutely insane, like four million people trying to get back on the metro at the same time. >> reporter: others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we're going to sit probably on the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service has banned certain items. >> because of safety concerns with large clouds, no grill, glass bottle or
that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall fast as i could go. it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. this year just one example of the many power issues in northern virginia tonight. as for that dress rehearsal for the fourth of july concert on the mall, it went on as planned, but without an audience. police deciding to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution, because of our uncertain weather. in arlington, virginia, bob barnard, fox five news. >>> staying on that theme, thousands of people are expected on the national mall tomorrow. the national park service says take metro to get there. they'll be open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight. for security reasons, the smithsonian station closed most of the day. you can use it to go home once the fireworks are over. for more details on metro and where you can find the entry points for the mall, go to our web site, myfoxdc.com. look under hot topics. >>> standoff over the debt ceiling has been going on for weeks. now with one month until the deadline, still no agreeme
're planning to head to the national mall for the big show, there are a few things you need to know. how you can get there, what you can bring and what you shouldn't try to brig. will thomas is live on the mall with the latest. >> reporter: the crowds are starting to build. if coming down, my recommendation, go for it. there is not a bad view on the national mall of the fireworks, but i can show you the best view. let's roll the videotape. that is the base of the washington monument facing the lincoln memorial. the fireworks are set off near the reflecting pool which happens to be under construction. let me remind you what you can't bring in past the security perimeter. no alcohol, nothing that would be considered a weapon like knives, i think the rest is obvious. and they're also asking that you don't bring tents, although i am seeing some erected here. we're not sure if they're going to let them stay up through the fireworks and this is that sample of the folks who came early to review the fireworks beginning at 9:10 tonight j. we're hearing about the fireworks on the mall and thought it w
. family members get discounted tickets check out their website for more information. >>> another big story, parades today, paralysis tomorrow. >> senate cuts 4th of july vacation short and heads back to work tomorrow with the nations debt deadline less than a month away, doug luzader on capitol hill with the story. >> reporter: congress is on vacation today but may be detune bore crating behind the scenes. celebrations and fireworks in congress' backyard last night the atmosphere here if washington is about to change. president obama didn't have any public appearances over the weekend, as he headed back to the white house from camp david but vice president biden was sent out to fire up the nations largest teachers union in chicago. >> folks, we've got to wake up, it should be no surprise, the same people opposed funding communitycolleges, so they can retrain workers for specific companys in their communities are for incentives for the same companies who want to ship jobs overseas. >> it is part of the democrats drum beat of attack on republicans as the nation edges closer to august 2nd deb
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
is beautiful on this july 4th, which i am assuming a big day for you. >> it's a truth be told, the day that i put my uniform back on and my birth knight as well. >> what have you had planned today? how are you going to celebrate america's birthday today? well, i'll tell you, there is no greater privilege for a chief magistrate of the nation than to engage in discourse with the fellow citizens. i hope to meet all of our guests here today and we also, if truth be told, have a variety of things. we will be swearing in 100 new u.s. citizens and we will be engaged in all manner of military evolution, we shall be involved in daytime illuminations. pyrotechnics, it's called. >> wonders never cease where this country is headed. >> it's remarkable, my dear. >> reporter: and as you're reflecting on mark's birth day, what goes through your mind? you have given so much to make it happen? i will tell you that it was in essence a miracle. truth be told at the time we declare our american independence, we're the only nation on earth that is not under the control of kings and queens, lords, ladies, sheika, m
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